According to a story shared on CorvetteForum.com, a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 experienced an engine failure with just 6 miles on the clock. You’re probably wondering how that could be. Well, here’s a firsthand account of what actually happened:
“…the car had 6 miles on it and not even a mile from the dealership [it] started knocking, and died before I could pull over…”
The post was initially public, but the site actually seems to have taken the post down and banned the member who wrote it, believing that it was the work of a troll. Not completely unfair, as we deal with these kinds of things all the time ourselves. And if you would’ve asked us about the probability of the C7 Z06’s 6.2L LT4 V8 failing, we would confidently say “very, very little.”
But according to several comments made after the owner shared his story, it appears that there are at least three instances of C7 Z06 engines failures. We know of at least one other Z06 that had an engine failure, and that was with 891 miles on the clock. Granted, three isn’t a high number, but the Z06 is already a low-volume vehicle to begin with.
So, we’re hoping to hear GM address these failures in the near future, whether with a technical service bulletin, recall, or another type of a customer program.